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Lets talk racing philosophy as I am to ill to race effectively

July 2nd, 2015

After suf­fer­ing from a mild cold and con­ges­tion on the lungs for the last couple of weeks. My inten­tion was to hide in the pack for at least the first three of the five lap race before decid­ing, if I had recovered enough to be my nor­mal aggress­ive attack­ing self. That plan went out the window, […]

Another day, another poor performance

July 2nd, 2015

After yesterday’s per­form­ance, I was back for more, same cir­cuit, two more laps and sprint­ing every lap. I assumed my poor show­ing yes­ter­day was due to smoke set­ting of my asthma, so I was pre­pared, two inhalers and used one in a pre­vent­ive man­ner as there was a fire just off the course. I found […]

Not a great race

July 2nd, 2015

I was feel­ing much bet­ter than last week, even man­aged a couple of train­ing rides/commutes dur­ing the week. Though try as I might I could not get my heart rate any­where near what it got to last Sat­urday. I was con­fid­ent given my per­form­ance last week and my pre­vi­ous race on this course. I set […]

Totally out of character

June 8th, 2015

PDCC C grade
6 June 2015

Any­body who has read my race reports or has raced with me, knows I only ride in two pos­i­tions in the bunch on the front or at the back, well today was dif­fer­ent. With 24 riders, it was the largest PDDC grade I have raced. I knew about half the riders, the ones to get in a break­away with, the wheel to fol­low in a sprint, the riders not to near in the sprint. The other half were unknowns, includ­ing a num­ber racing for the first time (the club is doing a great deal on three event licences and entry fees to get them hooked).

I rolled out on the front on the bunch, up Gull Road, every­body wanted to move up, I ended up mid pack as we turned on to Rap­ids Road, into a head­wind. The bunch really stretched out, I had to kick hard to get to the half dozen riders on the front, and that is were I stayed for most of the race …

Back to writing race reports

June 8th, 2015

Dwellin­gup han­di­cap
31 May 2015

Just because I have no shared any race reports, does not mean I have not been racing or writ­ing reports. I even won my first race in over a year, tak­ing out a reduced bunch sprint at Casu­ar­ina four weeks ago.

I did want to pub­lish all my reports in chro­no­lo­gical order. How­ever, there is a lot of work to be done in fin­ish­ing the reports writ­ten and writ­ing miss­ing reports. So I am cut­ting my losses and start­ing from last Saturday.

The Dwellin­gup Han­di­cap is not a favour­ite of mine, mainly because as you ride back from Pin­jarra up a busy Wil­li­ams Road, there is a six kilo­metre or so climb, with a two kilo­metre sec­tion aver­aging 7%.

A special race

February 13th, 2015

Lara Deven­ish Memorial Cri­terium
PDDC D grade
8 Feb­ru­ary 2015

This race was per­sonal, when I star­ted racing almost 3 years ago, I was racing with Lara …

That close to going with the plan

February 3rd, 2015

PDCC Cri­terium C grade
1 Feb­ru­ary 2015

After my last couple of C grade races at Park­lands, I went in with the simple inten­tion of doing the min­imal amount as work as pos­sible, not to attack and fin­ish with the pack. It almost went to plan.

Danger Will Robinson

February 3rd, 2015

I actu­ally had a plan for this race, which was get to the front and stay there as a lot of riders will get dropped in first frantic ten minutes. If nobody was will­ing to set a fast pace, I was going to. The race star­ted badly, I was in the third row, about 10 metres […]

I need to pay attention

February 3rd, 2015

PDCC C grade cri­terium
25 Janu­ary 2015

I had two cri­teri­ums in two days, I went into this race with no real plan. Nearest thing to a plan was the idea of do not do any work early, just wait and see what hap­pens later in the race, there will be no real attacks early in the race

Stick to the plan

February 3rd, 2015

PDCC C Grade cri­terium
18 Janu­ary 2015

I learnt my les­son from my last race here. So I went into the race with a simple plan, keep my head down, do the min­imal amount of work required, and do not attack until the a lap and a bit to go.



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